Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage Reception classes. Mrs Satchell is the EYFS leader. Our classes are called Oak and Ash. Oak class is taught by Mrs Tweed on Mondays and Tuesday mornings. Mrs Satchell teaches Oak class for the rest of the week. Ash class is taught by Miss Hughes. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Parsons, Miss Douglas and Miss Brooks.
On Thursdays and Fridays, the children will take part in PE lessons in the school hall or on the playground. This may take the form of dance, games or gymnastics. Children are encouraged to get dressed and undressed for PE independently. If your child has pierced ears then please make sure that earrings are removed on PE days. It really is important to name all items of your child’s PE kit, including pumps. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in a bag kept on their peg.
Reading at home:
Your child will bring home a reading book that is appropriate to their level of development. Initially, children may bring home a reading book that does not contain words. These books are essential for helping children to develop their story telling skills and understand how a story is structured. Children will then bring home books to consolidate the skills being taught in phonics sessions. Please read at home with your child as often as possible, it really helps them to develop their skills and confidence in reading. Please sign your child’s reading diary 3 to 5 times per week.
Forest School sessions (Tuesdays):
Every Tuesday, the children will go outside to take part in outdoor learning. Please ensure that your child has a pair of wellies in school which are named. Children will need to bring outdoor appropriate clothes on Tuesdays, which they will then go home in at the end of the day. It is important that all of the items are named.
Our school day.
8.55 – 9.00 – Registration
9.00 -9.25 – Phonics
9.30-10.00- Individual readers/Continuous Provision
10.00-10.15 - Snack time
10.15-10.25 – Handwriting/English focus
10.30 – 11.40 - Maths/English tasks
11.45-11.55 – Mental maths
12.00-1.00 - Lunch time
1.00 -1.05 Register
1.05 – 1.30 Whole class learning (Creative or Understanding the World )
1.30 – 2.45 Free Flow (Guided Activities)
2.45 - 3.00 Story time
3.00 – 3.10- Gather belongings, line up for home time
3.10 – Home time
This half-term our theme is 'Bears'.
We will begin the theme by reading 'The Everywhere Bear' by Julia Donaldson.
www.OxfordOwl.co.uk - Reading books
www.PhonicsPlay.co.uk - Phonics games
www.TopMarks.co.uk - Number recognition and counting games